Thursday, August 06, 2009

The 64th anniversary

On 6 August 1945 the US military dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, killing approximately 140,000.

The morality of this has been debated ever since, with one side claiming more lives would be lost in an invasion of Japan. (Why a demonstration in sight of the Japanese mainland wasn't an option puzzles me.)

The debate will probably continue.

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